Friday, September 11, 2009

Chapters Alternating Historical Times

SARAH'S KEY by Tatiana De Rosnay takes place in Paris with alternating chapters in 1942 and 2006. The character in 2006 is researching the Paris Roundup of Jews in July 1942, and it looks like a character from that 1942 event might be a connection to someone she is close to in 2006. The book is a page turner. I find I'm reading it more than I'm working on my novel. Hmmm.

1 comment:

  1. Mm, sounds really interesting. Is it written in 1st person or 3rd? I'm always curious about novels (and films) where the chapters go back and forth in time like that-- how the two "stories" are woven together, and how each story must also be compelling and complete on its own (or so says Roger Ebert, anyway :-). When you're finished reading let me know how (if) it all comes together.